More Wind Turbine Self-Incinerations & 10 Tonne Blade Throws

For something that the wind industry keeps telling us is as rare as hen’s teeth, the unshackling of 10 tonne blades (euphemistically called ‘component liberation’), the total collapse of 200-300 tonne turbines and the spontaneous combustion of turbine generators (and the 1,000 litres of highly toxic gear and hydraulic oil that slosh around inside the […]

Wind Power Setting the World on Fire: Infigen Sparks Devastating NSW Bushfire

On 17 January 2017, wind farm operator Infigen sparked a blaze that ripped across the southern Tablelands of NSW and destroyed 3,400 hectares (8,400 acres), hundreds of sheep and cattle, sheds and at least one home. STT’s operatives in NSW have been on the scene, collecting photographs and speaking with local landowners about the cause […]

Wind Farm Mass Attack: Wind Turbines Collapsing & Combusting Around the World

*** The number of cases involving turbines collapsing, self immolating or throwing their blades to the four winds (aka “component liberation”) has become so common that, if we were a tad cynical, we would go so far to suggest the possibility of some kind of pattern, along the lines proffered by Mr Bond’s nemesis, Goldfinger: […]

What’s Not to Like about Wind Power? – Wind Turbine Pyrotechnics & Fatal Flops

Wind power is, as we’re repeatedly told, ‘clean’, ‘green’ and ‘free’. But, ever keen to rain on the wind industry’s parade, here’s a couple of pieces that point out one or more inconvenient truths. As with the picture above, of a turbine self-immolating in Texas (see our post here) – the first concerns the habit […]

Fry-day Funnies: Wind Turbines ‘Explode’ onto the World Energy Stage

Only the Germans could come up with a single word to capture the churlish sentiment of feeling a sense of malicious glee at another’s downfall. It’s a sentiment pouring from this recent Tweet from STT Champion, James Delingpole. True. There is no sight on earth more beautiful than a wind turbine going down in flames. […]

Texan Pyrotechnic Turbine Terror: Wind Power Setting the World on Fire

**** Utterly pointless, on every level; and insanely dangerous to man and beast, one of the more exciting features of these things is their ability to spontaneously combust. Above is a video, and below is the story and pics, of a recent piece of ‘green’ energy pyrotechnics on the Prairie. Watch it burn: Multiple Lubbock […]

Wind Turbine Terror: Collapses & Spontaneous Combustion

**** The number of cases involving collapsing turbines and flying blades (aka “component liberation”) has become so common that, if we were a tad cynical, we would go so far to suggest the possibility of some kind of pattern, along the lines proffered by Mr Bond’s nemesis, Goldfinger: “Once is happenstance. Twice is coincidence. Three […]

Victorian Country Fire Authority’s Claim that Wind Turbines Not Combustible Scorched

 **** During the Senate Inquiry’s first hearing into the great wind power fraud, the Committee had to listen to a number of wind industry backed patsies and stooges. Among them were a pair from Victoria’s Country Fire Authority (CFA): Craig Brownlie (Operations Officer, Specialist Response) and Andrew Andreou (Executive Manager, Community Infrastructure). When the pair were quizzed […]

BUSHFIRE RED ALERT: Wind Power Really Is Setting the World on FIRE

**** As the Australian countryside turns to the golden hues of summer, the attentions of its farming and rural communities also turn: hundreds of eager eyes become fixed on the horizon for tell-tale signs of the smoke that heralds the bushfires that cast fear amongst those that live and work in the bush. Rules are […]

Wind turbine fires ‘ten times more common than thought’, experts warn

**** Wind turbine fires ‘ten times more common than thought’, experts warn Emily Gosden The Telegraph 17 July 2014 Study backed by Imperial College finds wind turbines prone to “catastrophic” fires but the true scale of the problem is unknown Wind turbines may catch on fire ten times more often than is publicly reported, putting […]